Brecht’s daughter has died

Barbara Brecht-Schall, daughter of Bertolt Brecht and Helene Weigel, died on Monday at 84.

She was herself a gifted actress.

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    • Well, she was a rather controversial person in Germany’s cultural life. She was in charge of the author’s rights of her father’s works – and she had a very close eye on what Germany’s directors did with them. She repeatedly forced productions to be removed because of too far reaching modifications of the original text.

    • Definitely newsworthy given her control over the estate.I had the pleasure of touring her and her husband,the wonderful Ekkehard Schall,in the 80’s in a Brecht program.I was most amused that the royalties went to a Swiss account!

  • It was of interest to me. I wouldn’t have known about what Simon said. So yeah, it interested me enough to read about it. (NOTE: If something doesn’t interest me, I don’t take out time to comment that it didn’t interest me. )

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